LOL! CBS got a rude slap in the face by reality. The network being a part of the lame-stream media isn’t what you would call a ‘fan’ of our second amendment rights. So when reporters were working on a story about gun violence in Chicago you know they were going to attack the guns, “The problem we heard – and saw – over and over again, was guns.”
These stories are a dime-a-dozen with the MSM. However, something interesting happened with one of the interviewees.
The networks subsequently exposed a truth about the gun issue that doesn’t fit into their storyline, and completely proves every gun-rights advocate’s argument.
Asked where he got his .40-caliber gun, he said, “Off the streets, people sell ’em.”
“Just like that, that’s how easy it is,” another man said.
“It’s worth it for you to keep these guns?” Diaz asked.
“We felons. You know what I’m saying? Ain’t nobody gonna give us no jobs. The cops don’t give a f*** about us.”
According to Bearing Arms: Admitted felons saying they have no real problems getting their hands on guns.
Every licensed firearm dealer in this country is required to do a background check. They require a photo ID and the purchaser is required to fill out ATF Form 4473, which specifically asks if one is a felon.
In Chicago, it’s a bit more involved. There you have to get a Firearms Owners Identification Card from the Illinois State Police, take an approved safety course, get a Chicago Firearms Permit, then after you buy the gun you have to register it with the city within five days of the purchase. Failure to register it within those five days, and your gun is deemed unregisterable.
These are all steps people have been assured would reduce gun violence.
Yet CBS is able to report that violent felons are able to get their hands on firearms “off the streets.” How is this possible?
The reality, something CBS missed in its report, is that only the law abiding are who abides by laws. All of the myriad of steps required to legally purchase a firearm in the city of Chicago appears to do little to dissuade violent criminals such as gang members from getting guns.
Stricter gun laws only make it harder for non-criminals to get guns, legally and financially.
Maybe the left should focus on convincing thugs not to break gun laws. If they accomplish that, then why stop there and convince serial killers to stop killing, terrorists to stop terrorizing, etc. Until then, leave the rights of law-abiding citizens alone.